oedipism


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oed·i·pism

(ed'i-pizm),
1. Manifestation of the Oedipus complex.
2. Rarely used term for self-infliction of injury to the eyes, usually an attempt at evulsion.
[Oedipus, G. myth. char.]

oed·i·pism

(ed'i-pizm)
1. Self-infliction of injury to the eyes, usually an attempt at evulsion.
2. Manifestation of the Oedipus complex.
[Oedipus, G. myth. char.]

Oedipus,

King Oedipus of Thebes, mythical Greek hero.
oedipism - (1) self-infliction of injury to the eyes; - (2) manifestation of the Oedipus complex.
Oedipus complex - a phase of psychosexual development in which the child is erotically attached to the parent of the opposite sex and has feelings of aggression toward the same-sex parent.
Oedipus period - the time of a child's development characterized by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex.